Start your pharmacy career with a world top 10 school two years in a row*. Our teaching, learning materials and student support back this incredible ranking. Current students have co-designed our teaching to shape the future of your lessons. We integrate professional practice, drug prescribing and patient skills across therapeutic themes. Learn how to assess, speak and treat a patient (with actors). Role-play how to speak to different professionals in our very own Simulated Clinical Suite. It's located in the local hospital, the Queen's Medical Centre. Gain clinical interaction experience through placements in the community, GP and hospital pharmacies. You will develop your skills to advise patients and healthcare professionals on the safe and effective use of medicines. You will run your own simulated pharmacy. This will be in a fully immersive commercial and patient-centred clinical environment. Practise patient counselling, drug dispensing and medicine prescribing. You have the opportunity to fly to multiple places like Malaysia, Canada and Australia for your study abroad and research project. MPharm student Nora went to our Malaysia campus. "There was nicer weather. It was quite diverse. Different cultures to see around you, and different forms of treatments." We will prepare you for the new one year Foundation Training employment. You will need to complete this following graduation to become a registered Pharmacist.
- QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023 and 2022.
In semester one of year one, you will explore the foundation science and professionalism that underpin pharmacy. This semester also supports your transition to living and studying university. Semester two introduces our integrated drug, medicine and patient (DMP) modules. Defined placement visits are structured into your timetable. In year two, The DMP modules continue to develop your integrated knowledge and understanding of how medicines work and their safe and effective use. Your professional skills and competencies will continue to develop through training in dispensing, law, ethics and pharmaceutical calculations. Defined placement visits are structured into your timetable. In semester one of year three, you will continue with the DMP themes, development of your professional skills and competencies and placement visits. In semester two you will undertake a supervised research project with the opportunity to select a topic across the range of science and professional practice research interests of our staff. The final year prepares you for the foundation training year. You will have DMP modules on the latest developments in drug discovery and future medicines. You will run a simulated pharmacy and be challenged with simulated patients allowing you to demonstrate your integrated knowledge, and professional and clinical skills.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
European Baccalaureate - 80% overall including 8.5 and 8.0 from Chemistry and Mathematics in any order. Biology or Physics can be considered if the equivalent of GCSE Maths grade A is already achieved. GCSE requirements - English grade B (or numeric grade 5), Mathematics grade B (or numeric grade 5)
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.